Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

The Woolly Monkey

Behavior, Ecology, Systematics, and Captive Research

Editors: Defler, Thomas, Stevenson, Pablo R. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive academic volume on the charismatic but threatened woolly monkey
  • Analyzes four recently reclassified taxa of woolly monkeys
  • Offers new ecological, behavioral and phylogenetic information from the field
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About this book

Woolly monkeys are large, attractive and widespread primates found throughout many parts of the Amazon basin. It is only in the last twenty-five years or so that long-term studies of woollies in their forest habitat have been successful; they have not generally been successfully kept in captivity. But now, especially because of their size, these creatures are pressed on all sides by bush meat hunters and forest fragmentation. Their future is becoming critically precarious and the editors feel that it is time to showcase these animals with a full book.

The editors draw together a number of recent woolly monkey studies from three Amazonian countries, including five taxa of woolly monkeys, four of which have recently been reclassified without using new biological criteria as species rather than subspecies (Groves, 2001, 2005; Rylands & Mittermeier, 2009). This volume provides a diversity of studies by well-known researchers and advanced students on a wide range of subjects using newly generated data, including a criticism of the recent taxonomic changes. The varied information contained within The Woolly Monkey: Behavior, Ecology, Systematics and Captive Research will help readers understand these handsome animals and will, we hope, energize them to contribute to their conservation.

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“This is the first volume devoted to the study of woolly monkey systematics, ecology, behavior, and conservation. Defler (National Univ. of Colombia) and Stevenson (Univ. of the Andes) have assembled a series of contributions by leading primatologists that provide an excellent overview of the current knowledge of the species. … Overall, this volume is a critical resource for students and scholars with a serious interest in New World primates. Summing Up: Essential. Primatology collections serving upper-division undergraduates and above.” (T. Harrison, Choice, Vol. 52 (8), April, 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Studying Woolly Monkeys

    Defler, Thomas R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Coat Color is not an Indicator of Subspecies Identity in Colombian Woolly Monkeys

    Botero, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Colombian Lagothrix: Analysis of Their Phenotypes and Taxonomy

    Defler, Thomas R.

    Pages 33-58

  • Behavior and Husbandry of a Captive Group of Woolly Monkeys: A Case Study

    White, Brent C. (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

  • Clinical Experience and Diseases of the Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagothricha) at the Louisville Zoo

    Burns, Roy

    Pages 75-81

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0697-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0696-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5219-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Woolly Monkey
Book Subtitle
Behavior, Ecology, Systematics, and Captive Research
Editors
  • Thomas Defler
  • Pablo R. Stevenson
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0697-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0697-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0696-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5219-9
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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